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Policies cover location, duration, and retention of final examinations.

Final examinations are generally held in the same rooms as class meetings; however, by prior arrangement with the Registrar’s Office, common final examinations can be scheduled and additional room locations may be booked. Final examination locations are displayed Monday of the ninth week of the term in the Schedule of Classes and in MyUCLA. It is the student’s responsibility to make sure final examination times do not conflict by checking the Schedule of Classes.

The instructor’s methods of evaluation must be announced at the beginning of the course. Final written examinations may not exceed three hours’ duration and are given only at the times and places established and published by the department chair and the registrar. [UCLA Academic Senate regulation A-332(A)]

Instructors must submit grades no later than 10 days after the last day of finals for fall, winter, and spring terms, and no later than 10 days after the last day of any given summer session.

An instructor shall, if he/she so wishes, release to individual students their original final examinations (or copies). This may be done by any method which insures the student’s right to privacy. Otherwise, the instructor shall retain final examination materials, or a copy thereof, until the end of the next succeeding regular quarter of instruction, during which period students shall have access to their examinations. [UCLA Academic Senate regulation A-332(C)]

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